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  1. stargirl

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    Oct 13, 2021

    I know I always enjoyed the book threads on PT; I got quite a few good recommendations. Maybe some posters here would enjoy participating in a similar thread here:)
    Right now, I have started a new series by Elly Griffiths, the Magic Men mystery series. Sort of a historical cozy mystery series. I liked the first book, Zig Zag Girl and am looking forward to starting the second book, Smoke and Mirrors. I also just borrowed the new Hayley Mills autobiography from the library--it's gotten good word of mouth, so I'm looking forward to that, too.

    Any other good reads to recommend?
     
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    I have recently read The Last Garden in England, and the latest in Peter Robinson’s series featuring Inspector Banks. If you want a really long series set in England, Elizabeth George is the BEST!
     
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    Thank you for the book recommendations. I just started The Paris Library by Janet Charles and am enjoying it.
     
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    I am coming over from PT and enjoyed those threads too!

    I really enjoyed Atomic Habits by James Clear. I learned a lot, and it was easy to put into practice. I read The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah and I found it okay but not as good as some of her others.
     
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    I just started All the Light We Cannot See. Loving the story.
     
  7. stargirl

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    Love historical fiction. I remember liking All the Light We Cannot See.
     
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    I wish I could recommend a good newer book, but I am studying for a licensing exam. I haven't been active in my other field in years and have forgotten a lot. It may take me about 4 more months to feel ready to take it. I decided I'd do it b/c they'll let me work part time from home. I'd have stayed on teaching if I could have worked part time from home! :) But almost 30 yrs in teaching was really enough for me. I will start reading more for fun after I ace that exam. haha Positive thinking! I'll be happy to pass!
     
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    I just started reading The Maidens and last week I finished The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires.
     
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    I read that a while back and loved it!
     
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    Put Atomic Habits on my library list. Thanks for the recommendation.
     
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    Oct 19, 2021 at 7:08 PM

    Not to mention a certain book, but just a word to say that I love Overdrive and Hoopla! I always have an abundance of ebooks to choose from, and they are free!
     
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    Oct 19, 2021 at 8:23 PM

    Just to follow up on my first post, I finished the Hayley Mills autobiography (Forever Young) and overall enjoyed it. If you are a Disney fan and like vintage movies, it is a nostalgic read and will probably put you in the mood to rewatch her old movies.
     
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    Oct 20, 2021 at 1:43 AM

    I really liked The Dictionary of Lost Words read recently. I'm reading cozy mysteries by Abby Collette right now. Nice brain candy!
     
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    Oct 20, 2021 at 6:48 AM

    Some really good recommendations on this thread! :) I put some on hold at my library!
     
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    Oct 20, 2021 at 6:51 AM

    Yes! I also get audiobooks from Hoopla. They make my commute to work tolerable.
     
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    Oct 20, 2021 at 6:52 AM

    Are you reading Abby's Ice Cream mysteries? I love them.
     
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    Oct 20, 2021 at 10:22 AM

    Yep! I also got the library to order the new one when it comes out. They are fun.
     
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    Oct 20, 2021 at 11:07 AM

    Yes, those are my favorite kinds of books. My book club read both ice cream books and chatted online with the author. She's really nice.
     
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    Oct 23, 2021 at 2:12 PM

    I absolutely Loved that book. We read that in my former book club!
     
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    Oct 23, 2021 at 2:12 PM

    What is Hoopla?
     
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    Oct 23, 2021 at 4:22 PM

    I'm currently reading a cozy mystery series by Maddie Day and also Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
     

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